On day 17 you have the opportunity to take a 3-Day Aegean cruise aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship around the magical Greek Isles. Excellent on-board facilities include a plunge pool, casino and library.
Arrive London (2 Nights)
Time to relax after hotel check-in.
London Free Time
Enjoy exploring London today. See the sights, visit a museum or go shopping - the list is endless and the choice is yours.
London – Paris (2 Nights)
Greetings from your Travel Director this morning before you travel through Kent to the port of Dover. See the White Cliffs as you board the ferry to Calais in France. Travel past the poignant battlefields of the Somme and arrive later in Paris.
Paris Orientation and Free Time
Admire the sights on your sightseeing including views of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. The rest of your day is free to explore the city or visit one of the museums or attractions. This evening consider a night out at a Parisian Cabaret.
Paris – Tours – Bordeaux
Drive through the vineyards of the Loire Valley and stop in the lovely city of Tours for free time. Later travel to the picturesque city of Bordeaux where you will dine tonight at your hotel.
Bordeaux – Biarritz – Pamplona
This morning travel to the glamorous seaside resort of Biarritz. Take in views of the ocean from the promenade before heading for the Spanish border. Pass through the verdant hills of Navarra to Pamplona, famous for its annual bull run.
Pamplona – Madrid Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Traverse the splendid landscape through Rioja to the capital, Madrid, where this afternoon your Local Specialist shows you all the sights including the Royal Palace and Plaza de España.
Madrid Free Time
Today is free to explore on your own or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to Toledo. This vibrant city has much to offer - from fine museums to excellent shopping - there is something for everyone.
Madrid – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Cross the Spanish Meseta and pass Catalonia's sprawling vineyards en route to Barcelona. On arrival your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia.
Barcelona Free Time
Enjoy a full free day to explore the city or perhaps join an Optional Experience to nearby Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna.
Barcelona – Arles – French Riviera (2 Nights)
Head back into France and through Provence. Stop in Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh, found inspiration for so many paintings. Travel on to the French Riviera where you will enjoy a two-night stay.
French Riviera Free Time
Enjoy a full day of relaxation on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.
French Riviera – Monaco – Pisa – Florence
Explore Monaco's Old Town this morning before following the spectacular coastline into Italy. In Pisa view the famous Leaning Tower before arriving later at your hotel near Florence.
Florence – Rome (2 Nights)
Experience the sights and delights of Renaissance Florence this morning. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Enjoy an orientation of this city as well as free time to explore before leaving and travelling to Rome.
Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Admire the landmarks with your Local Specialist including the Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. Afterwards shop or perhaps explore the Sistine Chapel.
Rome – Bay Of Naples
Drive south from Rome to the scenic Bay of Naples. Don't miss an Optional Experience to the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Bay Of Naples – Ancona – At Sea
This morning you may consider joining our expert for an Optional Experience to the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Later travel across Italy to the port of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to Greece.
At Sea – Patras – Athens (4 Nights)
Arrive in the port of Patras in Greece and continue by road to Athens.
Embark Piraeus – Mykonos
Board your ship in Piraeus harbour and cruise to stylish Mykonos. Enjoy a few hours here before the cruise continues. (Breakfast is included at the hotel.)
Kusadasi – Patmos
Arrive early this morning at Kusadasi and enjoy an included Shore Experience to the incredible ruins of Ephesus. Sail to Patmos with time to perhaps visit the Fortress Monastery of St. John.
Heraklion – Santorini
We arrive in Heraklion this morning, you will have a complimentary Shore Experience to explore Crete's Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos. Later, on the island of Santorini, consider an optional Shore Experience to the sun-kissed cliff-top village of Oia.
Return Athens (Piraeus)
Disembark early this morning and rejoin the trip. Admire the sights with your Local Specialist including a visit to the Parthenon, Acropolis as well as the Temple of Zeus. In Patra board your ship for overnight cruise to Ancona.
At Sea – Ancona – Bologna
Arrive in Ancona and travel to Bologna. Enjoy lunch aboard your Adriatic ferry.
Bologna – Venice
Head north through the Emilia Romagna region to magical Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Enjoy a glassblowing demonstration at a traditional workshop. Spend time afterwards exploring.
Venice – Innsbruck
Travel through scenic mountainous landscapes including the majestic Brenner Pass into Austria before arriving in Innsbruck. Your orientation includes views of the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace.
Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lake Lucerne (2 Nights)
Visit Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein, then drive through scenic alpine landscapes to lovely Lake Lucerne.
Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
Travel into the heart of Lucerne where your orientation will reveal the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Afterwards consider taking an Optional Experience up Mount Pilatus for spectacular views over the Alps. This evening dine at your hotel.
Lake Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhineland
Marvel at the mighty Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen before crossing the border over into Germany. Pass through the Black Forest and make your way to the university town of Heidelberg. View the imposing red sandstone castle towering above the city before making your way to the hotel.
Rhineland – Rhine Cruise – Amsterdam
This morning relax aboard your cruise through the Rhine Valley. See the famous Lorelei Rock and see medieval castles and vineyards. Then continue to the Dutch border and make your way to lively Amsterdam.
Amsterdam – London
Drive back into France to Calais where you board your ferry back to Dover. Arrive later by coach in London.
Say farewell to your traveling companions as you prepare to fly home.